Faculty as Change Agents Workshop Program: June 14-17

Workshop Program for Administrators: June 15-16

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Participant workspace

Tuesday June 14, 2016

4:30-6:00 Check-in at registration desk (Lowell Center - Lowell Wisconsin Idea Lounge) - Jim Aagaard

5:30-6:00 Reception with cash bar (Lowell Center Dining Room Lounge, Lower Level)

6:00-7:00 Dinner (Lowell Center Dining Room, Lower Level)

7:00-8:00 Change Agent Updates - Heather Macdonald

8:00-9:30 Optional: Traditional American contra dance - James Madison Park

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

6:30-8:00 Breakfast available (Lowell Center Dining Room Lounge, Lower Level)

8:15-8:30 Overview of the day (Pyle Center, room 209)

8:30-9:40 Building a science identity and infusing geoscience career information throughout your teaching (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 14.7MB Nov1 18) - Jan Hodder and Eric Baer

  • How can we help our students to identify as a scientist and make them aware of the breadth of careers in geoscience?
  • How can we broaden participation in the geoscience workforce?
  • What can be done to infuse career information in class, on-line, and outside of class?

See our Science Identity Gallery Walk Posters (in private workspace), or the summary of gallery walk responses (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 17kB Jun20 16)

9:40-10:00 - Break (Pyle Center, hallway outside room 209)

10:00-12:00 Addressing Implicit Bias: Exploring Strategies for Promoting Student Success - Don Gillian-Daniel, Associate Director of the Delta Program for Research, Teaching, and Learning, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Addressing Implicit Bias presentation (Acrobat (PDF) 231kB Jun15 16) and handout (Acrobat (PDF) 108kB Jun15 16)

Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner1. Mitigating the effects of implicit bias is critical because of the negative impacts it has on student academic achievement and retention in the discipline. As a result of attending this workshop, participants will: (a) develop a common language for discussing implicit bias, (b) explore their own personal explicit and implicit biases, (c) explore the impacts of implicit bias at both a disciplinary (e.g., recruitment and retention) as well as classroom level (e.g., student learning), (d) explore approaches to reduce the effects of implicit bias, and (e) create an action plan for addressing implicit bias in their teaching. 1Kirwan Institute

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Pyle Center, Lower Level Dining Room)

1:00-1:50 Change Agent focus groups - Debra Bragg, Pamela Eddy, and Ellen Iverson (Pyle Center, rooms 209, DE310, & DE314)

2:00-2:30 Pathways to Results Initiative, Office of Community College Research and Leadership, the University of Illinois - Heather McCambly, Project Director of Pathways to Results (Pyle Center, room 209)

Pathways to Results presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.6MB Jun15 16)

2:30-3:00 Describing your geoscience program: A visualization (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 90kB Jun15 16) - Eric Baer

3:00-3:15 Break (Pyle Center, hallway outside room 209)

3:15-5:15 - Developing your geoscience program action plan - Heather Macdonald and Heather McCambly

5:15-5:30 Daily roadcheck

5:30-6:00 Break

Administrators arrive and join the workshop

5:15-6:00 Administrator workshop check in (Lowell Center Lobby) - Jim Aagaard

6:00-6:30 Reception and ice-breaker with cash bar: Change agents and administrators (Pyle Center, Pyle Alumni Lounge)

Welcome - Heather Macdonald, College of William & Mary, and Greg Lampe, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin Colleges

6:30-7:30 Dinner (Pyle Center, Pyle Alumni Lounge)

7:30-8:30 Introductions and evening program

In order to increase the academic success of minority students in the geosciences, psychological factors such as mindset must be addressed. Many students do not have effective learning strategies, even though they have done well in high school, and they flounder on their first round of college tests. They then lose confidence in their ability and either do not persist in a STEM major or experience low levels of achievement if they remain. This interactive presentation will discuss the importance of changing student (and faculty) mindset about intelligence in order to increase minority student success.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - Program for Administrators and Change Agents

6:30-8:00 Breakfast available (Lowell Center Dining Room Lounge, Lower Level)

8:15-8:30 Overview of day with report on daily roadcheck (Pyle Center, room 209) - Heather Macdonald

8:30-10:00 Teach Students How to Learn: Metacognition is the Key! (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 6.1MB Jun16 16) - Saundra McGuire

All students who are admitted to college have the ability to succeed in their courses. However, most do not have effective learning strategies, and resort to memorizing information just before tests. This interactive workshop will introduce faculty to cognitive science research-based learning strategies that will help all students experience meaningful, transferable learning. The session will focus on ways to teach students simple, yet powerful learning strategies to ensure success in their courses.

10:00-10:20 Break (Pyle Center, hallway outside room 209)

10:20-11:20 Breakout Groups: Change Agents & Administrators (Pyle Center, rooms 209 & 111)

  • Administrators (Pyle Center, room 111)

11:25-12:00 Leadership: Leveraging change through collaboration and networking (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2MB Jun16 16) - Pamela Eddy (Pyle Center, room 209)

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Pyle Center, Lower Level Dining Room)

1:00-2:40 - Developing your geoscience program action plan (Change agents and administrators) (Pyle Center, room 209) - Heather McCambly and Heather Macdonald

2:40-3:00 Break (Pyle Center, hallway outside room 209)

3:00-4:10 Developing your geoscience program action plan (Change agents and administrators) (Pyle Center, room 209)

4:10-5:00 Transfer in the geosciences: Transitions from 2YCs - 4YCUs (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 575kB Jun15 16) (Change agents and administrators)- Eric Baer and Norlene Emerson

5:00-5:30 Reflection, next steps, daily roadcheck, and Administrators End of Workshop Survey

5:30-7:00 Optional: Third Thursday at the Pyle Center Rooftop Terrace: Complimentary appetizers, cash bar, and live music

7:00 Dinner on the town in small groups (your choice)


Friday, June 17, 2016 - Program for Change Agents

6:30-8:00 Breakfast available (Lowell Center Dining Room Lounge, Lower Level)

8:15-8:30 Feedback from daily roadcheck and overview of day - Heather Macdonald (Pyle Center, room 209)

8:30-9:30 Developing your geoscience program action plan: Next steps (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 91kB Jun17 16)

9:30-9:45 Break (Pyle Center, hallway outside room 209)

9:45-11:30 Action plans: Individual, program, and regional action planning

  • Program/department action plans
    • working with colleagues (full time and adjunct)
    • working with campus partners
    • goals, actions, timeline; map to the three program strands
  • Individual Action action plans (map to the three strands)
  • Action plans for work with your regional geoscience community

11:30-1:00 Lunch with box lunches to go (Pyle Center, lunches available from table outside room 209)

1:00-1:30 Virtual professional development opportunities: Options and choices (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 74kB Jun17 16) - Jan Hodder (Pyle Center, room 209)

1:30-4:00 (with mid-session break) Planning your workshop (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 136kB Jun17 16) - Carol Ormand and Heather Macdonald (Pyle Center, room 209)

~2:30 Break (Pyle Center, hallway outside room 209)

4:00-5:30 Closing session

  • Reflections: What have we learned?
  • Next steps
  • End of workshop evaluation

7:00 dinner at Kabul Restaurant, 540 State Street

Saturday, June 18, 2016

7:30-9:00 Breakfast available (Lowell Center Dining Room Lounge, Lower Level)

Departure